January 24, 2007
By Sgt. Jim Greenhill
A National Guard Soldier who is a member of an entry identification team, watches the Mexican border.
National Guard Soldiers act as the eyes and ears for the Border Patrol, but by law, do not participate in an enforcement role.
While some National Guard Soldiers are at observation posts along the border, others are inside monitoring video of border activity.
National Guard Soldiers discuss live border surveillance images.
A National Guard Soldier calls in a sighting of suspected illegal aliens or smugglers crossing the border from Mexico to the U.S., as she monitors surveillance equipment at the Nogales Border Patrol station.